Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vegan peppermint ice cream

I love peppermint ice cream. I just bought an ice cream machine last week and I knew the first batch I wanted to make was peppermint ice cream. I searched the internet for a vegan recipe and came across one from I Eat Trees. I noticed the recipe called for coconut milk, but I had just gotten some Mimic Creme in the mail, so I did a substitution (Mimic Creme is a cream substitute made with almonds and cashews). I think the Mimic Creme is going to be my base for future ice cream because coconut milk seems like it would add too much flavor.

My only problem with the finished ice cream is that it was more icy vs creamy. I think that I didn't freeze my ice cream machine's bowl long enough, so that could be why. The taste is AMAZING. I love this recipe!

I bought this cute reusable 1 pint ice cream container on Amazon. Love it.

Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream

  • 1 14 ounce can regular coconut milk ( I substituted Mimic Creme)
  • 1 1/4 cups nondairy milk (I used organic vanilla Silk soy milk)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes or small peppermint stick pieces
In a large bowl, combine Mimic Creme, nondairy milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract (for a more peppermint-y ice cream, rather than vanilla with peppermint sticks).  Refrigerate batter for at least 2 hours.  Once batter is chilled, make according to your ice cream maker‘s instructions.  Add in peppermint pieces 5 minutes before your machine’s freezing cycle is finished and process.  Enjoy!

 6 ingredients
 Organic extracts
 I love this cream substitute!
 Here is the batter that needs to be chilled before it can be added to the ice cream machine
 Ice cream starting to chill
My cute ice cream machine
 I crushed candy canes with a hammer in a bag outside
 Pouring in the candy canes
 The finished ice cream
 Ice cream after it's been in the freezer

1 comment:

  1. Yum! We love this minty fresh recipe and we are coveting your beautiful kitchen. Wow. Cathy at Silk